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by WingAdmin
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: rebuild a U-joint
Replies: 6
Views: 250

Re: rebuild a U-joint

Has anyone ever rebuilt a U-Joint for one of these bikes? From what I've seen, it looks like a regular u-joint with female splined yokes. It sure would save a ton of money to be able to just replace just the u-joint itself rather than all the parts. There was a while back when the supplier Honda us...
by WingAdmin
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Audio Output Issue
Replies: 2
Views: 183

Re: Audio Output Issue

I can tell you how I would design such a thing, but I think you're looking for a turnkey product, not a circuit diagram. If you were recording only yourself, you could plug something like this into the other headset jack and use it to route audio into your recorder. Maybe that product above, along w...
by WingAdmin
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Shaft and rear hub lubrication
Replies: 4
Views: 160

Re: Shaft and rear hub lubrication

1986 Goldwing Looking at the parts break down of this section it looks like the shaft back to the rear hub is lubricated by not a pressurized pump but more of a slinger is this correct? Same as the front of the shaft where it connects to the tranny? The driveshaft connects to both the transmission ...
by WingAdmin
Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Stripped seat bolt mount holes
Replies: 14
Views: 1083

Re: Stripped seat bolt mount holes

I agree with Greg on this one. A Helicoil will work, but whenever I'm fixing the threads on something that's going to be removed on any kind of a regular basis (oil drain pan plug, spark plug, etc) I would go with a Timesert every time. They definitely cost more, but they come with everything you ne...
by WingAdmin
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: How much risk is too much risk?
Replies: 49
Views: 1782

Re: How much risk is too much risk?

C-dub As I too take a dislike to distracted drivers, I also have a sadness of officers and a judge in your post. Enforce the laws with a touch of common sense, is how it should be not to place there thoughts as to what they think /feel what the law should be.. the law is the law. With the common se...
by WingAdmin
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: How much risk is too much risk?
Replies: 49
Views: 1782

Re: How much risk is too much risk?

Ontario instituted a new law as of January 1st of this year. Drivers who are caught talking on their phones, texting, dialing or emailing using a hand-held device, such as a cell phone and other entertainment devices will be fined up to $1,000 with a three-day licence suspension and three demerit p...
by WingAdmin
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Sidecar steering damper
Replies: 7
Views: 301

Re: Sidecar steering damper

Is there a part number on it that you can share?
by WingAdmin
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: End of a 108-year legacy
Replies: 5
Views: 302

End of a 108-year legacy

One of the oldest periodical publications in the country is ending. I received this card in the mail today, along with the last issue of Motorcyclist Magazine that will ever be printed. Motorcyclist.GIF It's a sad whimper of an end for a once-great magazine. I really liked this one, and will miss it...
by WingAdmin
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: What is that part back there?
Replies: 3
Views: 213

Re: What is that part back there?

Correct. It depends on being securely mounted to the frame in order to drain off some of the heat, so I would avoid using your reverse until it is mounted correctly again.
by WingAdmin
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Timing Belt Life
Replies: 11
Views: 364

Re: Timing Belt Life

very nice bike, congratulations yep would pay to change them its an age and wear thing, although have to say Ive never actually heard of a belt failing on a wing We have had MANY members here who have severely damaged or destroyed engines due to broken timing belts, including one who was just featu...
by WingAdmin
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1991 GL1500 SE WITH only 2000 Mile on it.
Replies: 9
Views: 488

Re: 1991 GL1500 SE WITH only 2000 Mile on it.

I would absolutely avoid starting or running it, even cranking the engine over, until the timing belts have been changed. With only 2,000 miles in 28 years, those belts will be scrap. And when (not if) they go, your engine will be scrap, too. Change them first!
by WingAdmin
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Timing Belt Life
Replies: 11
Views: 364

Re: Timing Belt Life

Agreed - particularly if you don't know for SURE when they were last changed, you should definitely change them out.
by WingAdmin
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Loud clunk from front forks, also finished the paint job finally!
Replies: 2
Views: 178

Re: Loud clunk from front forks, also finished the paint job finally!

If you are low (or have no) oil, this will occur. The oil flows through restricted orifices to slow down (damp) the movement of the fork tube. If there is not enough oil to cover those orifices, the fork will extend with a bang, like you are experiencing. That's the first thing I would check.
by WingAdmin
Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 98 gl1500 lower cowl melting
Replies: 7
Views: 236

Re: 98 gl1500 lower cowl melting

My right side lower cowl, radiator vent and lower (shin) heater vent are starting to melt and sag. Has anyone else ran into this issue? I did notice that the vent was closed, so maybe it was retaining too much heat on that side. Something is definitely wrong. You should NEVER see this, under any ci...
by WingAdmin
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: How much risk is too much risk?
Replies: 49
Views: 1782

Re: How much risk is too much risk?

Ontario instituted a new law as of January 1st of this year. Drivers who are caught talking on their phones, texting, dialing or emailing using a hand-held device, such as a cell phone and other entertainment devices will be fined up to $1,000 with a three-day licence suspension and three demerit po...
by WingAdmin
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: ATGATT experiment.
Replies: 11
Views: 1183

Re: ATGATT experiment.

I can handle most any temperature wearing my mesh gear, as long as I carry enough water and electrolytes (i.e. Gatorade) to drink - and I stop to drink it often.

That said, I find it FAR more comfortable in nasty hot weather to wear my phase change cooling vest. What a difference it makes!
by WingAdmin
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: How much risk is too much risk?
Replies: 49
Views: 1782

How much risk is too much risk?

Once again reading up about the tragedy in New Hampshire , and thinking about the recent rides I've taken. In just about every single one of them, I have had to do some sort of emergency maneuver to avoid being hit by a clueless idiot not paying attention to the road. The epidemic of phone-addled dr...
by WingAdmin
Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Excessive brake pedal travel
Replies: 3
Views: 266

Re: Excessive brake pedal travel

It could also just be time to rebuild either the caliper or master cylinder (or both), or you could have a brake line that is swelling and reaching its end of life.
by WingAdmin
Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Reference Information
Topic: Armor certification standards
Replies: 0
Views: 345

Armor certification standards

I came across this information in the latest Rider Magazine, and it's something I had always wondered about. All riding gear armor is not the same. The type and certification of the armor will tell you just how much protection it will give you. To qualify for certification, a 5 kg (10 lb) weight is ...
by WingAdmin
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Removing the trunk side lights on 1994 GL1500SE
Replies: 5
Views: 182

Re: Removing the trunk side lights on 1994 GL1500SE

The studs on which the nuts screw onto are mounted into the plastic - they're actually molded into it. The studs have a base that is ridged, with the idea that the ridges "bite" into the plastic and keep it in place and prevent it from turning. The problem is that when it's overtorqued, those ridges...
by WingAdmin
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: replacing my rear brakes on 2000 GL1500 SE
Replies: 6
Views: 197

Re: replacing my rear brakes on 2000 GL1500 SE

Pads can set up a high-frequency vibration when applied. The "grease" you're seeing applied to the back of the pads is actually a viscoelastic substance that cures kind of like caulk. It cushions the pad and absorbs the vibration, reducing the resonant frequency below its natural point - the end res...
by WingAdmin
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: New speakers-Polk DB-521 up front, Polk DB-501 in back
Replies: 17
Views: 1191

Re: New speakers-Polk DB-521 up front, Polk DB-501 in back

I just use a standard Dremel cutting bit, and use two hands with a very tight grip to control the cut. The slower, the better.

https://www.amazon.com/Dremel-561-Multi ... ef=sr_1_18
by WingAdmin
Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Electrical Connection Power Plate
Replies: 21
Views: 6619

Re: Electrical Connection Power Plate

Mr WingAdmin, So when you purchase in bulk, you get SPDT? Do you ever purchase anything other than the SPDT? Can you recommend something that I can read that will explain how the different types of relays work, in a really basic way? Thanks again Frank An SPDT (double throw) relay will work in plac...
by WingAdmin
Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Electrical Connection Power Plate
Replies: 21
Views: 6619

Re: Electrical Connection Power Plate

Hello, When you say that you purchase relays in volume, my question is do you purchase SPST or SPDT? I don't know if there are any other types available. I'm wanting to install my accessory fuse plate which came with a cheap relay made in China, that I want to replace. I'm not sure which type of re...
by WingAdmin
Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: front brake hoses
Replies: 3
Views: 176

Re: front brake hoses

Upgrading the old OEM rubber hoses to new braided stainless brake lines was the single greatest improvement I made to my GL1100. The brakes were transformed from vague and spongy to powerful and razor-sharp.